Monday, April 16, 2007

Morning Sweep

The New Hampshire civil unions bill passed a committee vote in the State Senate, leaving only an open senate vote and governor's signature for passage. The Hartford Courant reports on why NH presents a unique case in its debate over civil unions.

Better--but still not adequate--treatment of LGBT people (and their families) who work for the U.S. Department of State.

There was a lot of buzz surrounding Grey's Anatomy's GLAAD award for best episode. More importantly, however, was that both Brothers & Sisters and Ugly Betty were recognized with GLAAD awards--two shows that truly deal with LGBT issues in almost every episode. Congrats to them. (As a side note: HRC, The Task Force, GLSEN and GLAAD were all mentioned in last night's Brothers & Sisters)

Dallas may elect its first gay mayor, which would also be the first openly LGBT mayor of any of America's ten largest cities.

One of the doctors who was involved in the watershed 1973 petition to remove homosexuality from the APA's list of mental illnesses now warns that the future may bring new dangers to the LGBT community through advances in genetic technology.

The Netherlands' Supreme Court at The Hague has ruled that the semi-autonomous Dutch Caribbean islands must recognize gay marriages.

A local high school will host a televised debate between candidates for the open assembly seat in the 94th district (April 24 @ 7:00 PM).

Some angry words for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn from NYC AIDS activists. Also, apparently Speaker Quinn has been polishing her speaking skills.

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